"You have absolutely nothing to give up
Nothing to surrender, nothing to let go of.
You are already liberated.
How can you believe that you have to let go of
That never existed?
You believe that have to let go of your attachments.
How can the Self have attachments?
You think you have to surrender all of your fears,
All of your depressions,
All of the things that have been bothering you.
Surrender to whom? Those things are not yours.
They do not belong to you.
You are pure Reality. You are the Imperishable Self.
Never were you born, never did you prevail,
And never will you leave.
You are the One. The All-Prevailing One.
Consequently, you have absolutely nothing to give up.
For you had never anything to begin with."
And, writer, Josh Baran goes on to comment:
"It's not about letting go of anything. It's about letting everything be."
This kitten that entered my life in late July has been teaching me how to let things be. It sounds strange to be sitting here writing about a cat, but, truly, he has taken me on an unexpected journey and an unexpected relationship. And so, everyday, I learn this lesson with this sweet young thing, this lesson of letting everything be. This daily lesson isn't one that comes very easily and I am far from being good at it. But, I do believe that I have a very good guide!
"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)
Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2011 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account.
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